After Zaev announced his resignation on Sunday, calculations have already begun on how a new prime minister will be elected. The Constitution on this issue is clear and reads that it is not possible to elect only a new prime minister and the government to continue to function normally. In a word, with Zaev’s resignation, the whole government steps down.
“The resignation of the Prime Minister, his death or the permanent impediment to perform his function, entails the resignation of the Government,” reads Article 93 of the Constitution.
Now Zaev will have to submit his resignation to the President of the Assembly and then the head of state Pendarovski is obliged within ten days to entrust the mandate for the composition of the Government to a candidate of the party, i.e. the parties that have a majority in Parliament and that is still is the coalition led by SDSM.
Then, the prime minister-designate has 20 days from the day of entrusting the mandate, to submit a program to the Parliament and to propose the new Government.